In another quiet week the good news was that Platform unveiled some new deals. And hopefully, Lloyds group’s recent securitisation will mean more funding eventually flows into the market
heroes & villains
HERO OF THE WEEK
is Platform, which continues to cut rates. It has a new range offering two-year fixed deals from 3.49%. It seems like Platform is the only lender to have done anything with its pricing recently, so credit where it’s due.
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
are all lenders for the way they treat the self-employed. With Kensington saying 1.2 million people have become self-employed in the past two years it’s time lenders took a more flexible view of their earnings.